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Junior Jazz Book 1

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Junior Jazz Book 1 is now available to buy as a pdf download. https://dbbpublications.gumroad.com/l/jrjazz1
The ABRSM and TCL are happy to accept downloads for examinations.

6 solos in a variety of popular jazz idioms with catchy titles such as Syncopated Swing, Chill-Out, Jazz Rock and Boogie Shuffle. Aimed at the young bassist (of any age), there is much here to enjoy for both musicians and this has been Recital Music's best seller for over a decade. Pizzicato or arco styles can be used and this has been popular with students and teachers from the outset.

"...all the pieces are popular with students from six to sixty! Tony Osborne is unrivalled in this kind of work, producing original memorable tunes that work well on the bass." (Bass News)

[Grade 3/4 - Trinity-Guildhall/ABRSM - ABRSM Music Medals]

Performance Level: 3;4;5

No.5 Jazz Waltz has been selected for inclusion on the 2010 Intermediate Certificate repertoire list by Trinity-Guildhall Exams.

Syncopated Swing has been selected for Level 3; Chill-Out has been selected for Level 4 and Jazz Waltz has been selected for Level 5 by MTB Exams (www.mtbexams.com)

Tony Osborne is an important educationalist and prolific composer who has made a significant and unique contribution to the double bass repertoire over the past 35 years. His solo music for young bassists is included by many international examination boards, and his many ensembles pieces are performed at workshops and concerts throughout the world. Tony Osborne notes the influences of Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein, alongside some of the Russian masters, on his music, which he combines with a jazzy, rhythmic and energetic style that has been popular with players and audiences worldwide.

Born in 1947 into a musical family, Tony Osborne studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) with John Walton (double bass) and Richard Stoker (composition), and divides a busy career between composing, teaching and performing. A very prolific composer and arranger, Tony's original compositions include works in almost every genre, notably Chaconne Syncopations and Wainwright's Ways for brass quintet, Celebration Fanfare for brass ensemble, the musical A Fine Time for Wine, a beautiful and dramatic Requiem and many works for string orchestra.

In 2001 Tony Osborne was elected an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for his pioneering and important work for double bass, and has been a featured composer at Bass-Fest for the past decade. He was a very successful BIBF Composer-in-residence in 2002-3 and wrote a number of impressive and innovative works for the project. He has been a judge for the British Composer Awards over the past few years and has been a judge for the BIBF Composition Competition since 1999. Recital Music is planning a major festival of Tony Osborne's music in 2012, to celebrate the composer's 65th birthday, and has formulated a 10-year project to publish all his works for double bass.

See https://dbbpublications.gumroad.com/l/jrjazz1


  • Bassa Nova
  • Boogie Shuffle
  • Chill-Out
  • Jazz Rock
  • Jazz Waltz
  • Syncopated Swing
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Double Bass - grade 3
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Cat No. RM037
Price £14.00
ComposerTony Osborne
CategoryDouble Bass & Piano
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level3 - 5
ISMN 979-0-57045-037-4
EAN-13 9790570450374
Weight 162 grams
Published 19th July 2009
Availability 34 in stock
See also...
RM035  The Pink Elephant (DOUBLE BASS QUARTET)
RM081  Junior Jazz Book 2
RM083  Recital Rags
RM420  Pizzicato All-Sorts